The '''University of Oxford''' (informally '''Oxford University''' or simply '''Oxford''') is a collegiate university|collegiate research university
located in Oxford|Oxford, England
, United Kingdom. While having no known date of foundation, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096,
making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world
and the List of oldest universities in continuous operation|world's second-oldest university in continuous operation
It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II of England|Henry II
banned English students from attending the University of Paris
After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled northeast to...